N.W.T. wildfire eats up 25 per cent more land, still 10km away from Sambaa K'e

A wildfire burning out of control near Sambaa K'e, N.W.T., has consumed another 50,000 hectares of land — but it's still 10 kilometres away from the fly-in community at its closest point. 

Why the biggest landlord in Canada's North has seen its stock price tank even as rents go up

Tim Kiladze, reporter with The Globe and Mail, explains why the Northview Canadian High Yield Residential Fund — a major residential landlord in Yellowknife and Iqaluit — has seen its stock drop in value in recent months.

Near disaster averted after unattended fires extinguished on popular Yellowknife trail

A fire on a popular Yellowknife trail near a residential neighborhood was a near disaster after it spread to a tree. The incident raises questions around deterring illegal fires and what the plan would be if one spread within the city limits.

Drunk driving sentencing brings up painful memories, questions for N.W.T. advocate

An N.W.T. mother who has been advocating against drinking and driving ever since her daughter's death says a recent sentencing decision in Behchokǫ̀ brings up painful memories. 

Fort Resolution, N.W.T., council dismissed as administrator takes over

The N.W.T. government has officially dismissed Fort Resolution’s council and appointed a municipal administrator to take over control of the hamlet. 

'We have to stick together,' says Sambaa K'e man as wildfire nears N.W.T. community

Emergency officials say a wildfire that forced the evacuation of Sambaa K'e, N.W.T., last week could reach the community by Monday. At the same time, one home in the area has already been lost to fire after an ignition operation on the weekend went wrong.

Fabled 1930s Arctic fur-trading ship, built for Inuvialuit trappers, needs a new home

It's a piece of Canadian Indigenous history — and an effort is underway to ensure the 88-year-old Arctic fur-trading ship called the North Star of Herschel Island stays in Canada.

Record-breaking heat in N.W.T., Nunavut, has 'scary' implications for land users

May was the hottest ever on record for the communities of Arviat, Baker Lake, and Rankin Inlet in Nunavut, as well as in Fort Liard, Fort Simpson and Yellowknife in the N.W.T. It's also been Fort Liard's driest ever spring, according to data from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The Sunday Magazine for June 4, 2023

Our Sunday panel unpacks what's driving the most recent pushback against LGBTQ+ acceptance, Alexei Navalny's press secretary explains why he's facing more jail time, fire expert Mike Flannigan discusses how to improve wildfire management, That's Puzzling! is back, and so is the white whale supspected of being a Russian spy; Gervase Phillips uncovers the history of animal espionage.

Behchokǫ̀ woman sentenced to 3.5 years for fatal drunk driving crash

Kelsi Camsell, who pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm, was sentenced to 3.5 years in custody on Wednesday. The crash that happened nearly two years ago claimed the life of Felix Black, 22, and injured another passenger.

'Explosive and unexpected growth', fire near Sambaa K'e nearing community

Extreme smoke and visibility issues have meant firefighters haven't been able to fly to assess the fire, but satellite imagery indicates growth towards the community.

Fort Simpson, N.W.T., man in Ethiopia helping family in Sudan flee conflict

Muaz Hassan, a village councillor in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., has travelled halfway around the world to help family flee violent conflict in Sudan. Aid agencies estimate more than 400,000 people have left the country in recent weeks.

Planned production studio in Iqaluit will be 'game changing,' says filmmaker

"The studio is not just going to make this show possible, it's going to make all kinds of things possible," said filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.

N.W.T. gov't spends $15M to help cover rising cost of electricity

The government of the Northwest Territories is giving $15.2 million to the territory's power provider, to help offset the rising cost of electricity.

More 'challenging conditions' as fire nears Sambaa K'e, N.W.T., and evacuees wait for news

The fire near Sambaa K'e, N.W.T., is now less than 30 kilometres away from the community and NWT Fire expects wind to push the flames even closer.

After stressful evacuation, some Sambaa K'e residents happy to be in Fort Simpson

Sambaa K’e, N.W.T., evacuees in Fort Simpson are staying positive after a wildfire displaced them. Some are enjoying a chance to reconnect with friends and family in Fort Simpson. 

Person-focused homelessness strategy tabled in N.W.T.

The strategy, tabled at the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, named 'A Way Home,' said person-centered service recognizes that a person is an expert in what they need, and it puts them at the heart of decision-making.

Evacuation order issued for wildfire-threatened Sambaa K'e, N.W.T.

An evacuation centre is being set up in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. for Sambaa K'e residents who are being flown out of their community. A wildfire burning 30 kilometres away from their homes is considered the 'biggest fire of concern in the territory' and has eaten up nearly 100,000 hectares of land so far.

Golf association in Inuvik, N.W.T., asks ATV drivers to stay off course after fairway damaged

Damage to a fairway at the golf course in Inuvik, N.W.T., is expected to cost the local association around $5,000.

Chief says seeing wildfire ravaged Kátł'odeeche reserve for 1st time was emotional

Kátł'odeeche First Nation Chief April Martel was able to visit the reserve and survey the wildfire damage this week. She described what she saw — and explained what's next.

N.W.T. MLA calls for public inquiry into 45-year-old Soviet satellite crash

Richard Edjericon, MLA for Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh, said his constituents face high cancer rates and are anxious about their safety 45 years after Soviet satellite Kosmos 954 exploded over parts of the N.W.T.

Businesses reopen as life in Hay River, N.W.T. returns to new normal

Businesses in Hay River, N.W.T. have varying degrees of optimism about the future after a wildfire forced residents out of the town for nearly two weeks. One local restaurant fears the government's financial support program isn't going to be enough.

N.W.T. still working on missing persons act, years after promising a plan

The N.W.T.'s justice department says it's still working to develop a missing persons act, three years after it committed to developing a plan.

Woman, 22, dies after 'exiting moving vehicle' in Wekweètì, N.W.T.

RCMP said a 22-year-old woman was taken to Wekweètì's health centre after being hurt while "exiting a moving vehicle." She died suddenly, several hours later, they said.

Kátł'odeeche wildfire didn't grow at all over the weekend

On Monday, fire information officer Mike Westwick said there are still occasional hotspots popping up in Kátł'odeeche, and firefighters are focusing their efforts on rooting out those spots so residents can eventually return.